Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Puzzle Master

The Sheep Heid hat pattern is made for nine colors of Shetland wool. I have six colors of Sunshine wool. Figuring out how to divide up and order the lesser amounts of colors is a huge challenge.  I have been stumped on how to best showcase the beautiful pattern and Sunshine's beautiful yarn.

One of the "rules" of Fair Isle knitting is there are only two colors alternating on each row, so as you knit across/around, you may use brown and gray on one row, gray and white on the next...  Then, to complicate things, there are sheep heads and horns and other geometric patterns working throughout from bottom to top.  Then it hit me.  It's a puzzle!

Luckily the Puzzle Master is here this weekend :-D.
 



Janbaby will have me knitting in no time!

12 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

You do love challenges don't you. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Tombstone Livestock said...

You do love challenges don't you. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Auntie Reg said...

Janbaby is the best.She one talented lady.

MomMech said...

Holy Moly! My knitting sure isn't there yet. :) Great hat though. Someday...

Alice said...

Janbaby to the rescue!!!! Enjoy your visit together!

Michelle said...

Hmm, maybe I need some rescuing by Janbaby, too. I have the pattern but haven't looked at it yet. Now I'm afraid to....

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I have that pattern, too!

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I have that pattern, too!

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

My poor feeble brain just tied itself in knots! That's a great pattern, and i'll work up the nerve to try it....later! :)

Terry said...

Gulp. That looks complicated. I can't wait to see the finished puzzle!

Christine said...

Can't wait to see it!

Kathy said...

I've never done Fair Isle but am also looking at this hat pattern. I figure if one can do Colonial Overshot, one can knit Shetland/Fair Isle. Of course, I have been wrong about a few things in the past...

Heeheehee!

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